The Biggest Loser RunWalk Race Series Comes to Panama City Beach

Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort to offer special rates and more for December 30 Half Marathon and 5K Event

December 12, 2012

Panama City Beach will host the inaugural Biggest Loser RunWalk Premier Destination Series race this year on December 30! Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort will provide discounted rates starting at $79 per night for RunWalk competitors and guests.

The resort will be the location for RunWalk festivities, including race package pickup at the EONI Living Health Expo. The Expo will feature a series of free seminars designed to educate attendees on everything from eating healthy to the best shoes for walking, running, and other activities.

“We are excited to be hosting such a great event to promote healthy lifestyles,” said Paul Wohlford, vice president of sales and marketing for The Resort Collection. “We want to help make sure all participants of the RunWalk get to enjoy Panama City Beach to the fullest after finishing their race, and that includes a great stay at Edgewater.”

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Dan and Jackie Evans, season five contestants on NBC’s hit show “The Biggest Loser,” to offer the RunWalk as a non-intimidating environment for all participants, with longer course time limits to allow walkers to complete the race at their own pace. The Biggest Loser RunWalk is licensed through the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group and Shine America.

Launching in the fall of 2012, this race series includes a challenge for everyone, with half marathon, 5K, and Kids Challenge options. Those wishing to participate in the RunWalk Race Series can sign up through December 20 or get more information at

Each registered participant and finisher will receive a prize package that includes a finisher’s medal, a commemorative T-shirt, and a goodie bag. The RunWalk will also feature entertainment and complimentary food, water, and sports drinks at the Finish Line Festival. Last, but not least, racers will have an unforgettable and rewarding experience!

“Additionally, we hope all the participants will stay with us at Edgewater through the New Year,” Wohlford said. “What better way to celebrate your completion of the RunWalk than to ring in the New Year on America’s most beautiful beach?”

After the event, participants from around the country can stay with The Resort Collection and enjoy the New Year’s Eve festivities in Panama City Beach, including the Fifth Annual Beach Ball Drop at Pier Park. Mimicking New York’s famous Times Square ball drop with an 800-pound dazzling beach ball, the event embraces Panama City Beach’s knack for tapping into its seaside culture and entertainment for an event not to be missed.

Call 800-874-8686 and ask for Edgewater’s Biggest Loser RunWalk group rates starting at $79!



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